Sunday, December 18, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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Politico: Missouri’s MOHELA at center of lawsuit over Biden’s student-debt bailout

Newsweek: Josh Hawley among conservatives attending Turning Point USA rally in Phoenix

P-D: A local church became one of Missouri’s biggest free meal providers, with $29M from taxpayers; in just one review, Missouri officials show church claimed meals worth $235,000 more than what reviewers said should be paid (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D, 9/28/22: Nonprofit bought leader $975K home in St. Charles with pandemic summer food program money; state had warned against fraud while media pounced on Gov. Parson (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D, 9/27/22: Missouri barred 6 nonprofits so far from federal child nutrition program; DHSS list of potential fraudsters includes Chantaya King, Margraretha Wells, Cymone McClellan, etc. (get around stltoday paywall here)

8/27/22: P-D editorial: Missouri’s worst-in-the-nation stinginess toward poor kids speaks volumes; suspecting foul play in summer lunch program is nonsense (get around stltoday paywall here)

SNL: Election legislation overview: Initiative petition improvements, presidential primaries, term limits, more

JCNT: State cancer program manager promoting screenings for fellow public employees (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

KHQA (Hannibal): Pike-Lincoln Technical Center among recipients of DESE grants

P-D editorial: Missouri’s underpaid teachers deserve raises. And the state must foot the bill. (get around stltoday paywall here)

SNL op-ed: Renew Missouri’s James Owen: Grain Belt Express is a perfect example of what investment in clean energy infrastructure can do

P-D letter: St. Louis City septuagenarian wants Gov. Parson to grant clemency to murderer Patty Prewitt (get around stltoday paywall here)

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